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Costume Contest

What is Halloween without costumes? 

Don't miss your chance to enter into 2023's Costume Contests, which will be held on Saturday, Oct 14th, at 2 pm on the Main Stage.

There will be 2 Different Contest Tiers:

  • KIDS

    • Infants​

    • 2 - 4 years old

    • 5 - 8 years old

    • 9 -13 years old

    • 14 - 17 years old

  • ADULTS (ages 18 and older) 

Entry Fee (per contestant) = $5 




  • Scariest

  • Funniest

  • Most Original/Creative 

  • Best Couple/Group (entry fee per contestant)


  • Contestants are strictly prohibited from wearing any costume that may be considered offensive (ie: racist, discriminatory, sexually explicit, etc).

  • Contestants are strictly prohibited from wearing any costume that reveals any body part that festival officials consider to be “nudity” or “too revealing”.

  • Contestants who participate in any behavior or actions that Festival Officials consider inappropriate prior/during the contest will be disqualified.

  • Contestants are expected to display good sportsmanship throughout the contest

  • Contestants will be grouped by age. If this is a couple or group, contestants will be placed in the category of the oldest member

  • All contestants will be assigned a number at Check-In, this will need to be attached to the contestants.  These are your entry numbers and also how you are expected to line up for the contest.

  • Violation of any of these contest rules or policies will result in disqualification from the contest

  • This contest is for amateur contestants only.

Pre-registration is encouraged / In-Person registration can be made at the Info Tent on Friday, October 13th or by the stage on Saturday, October 14th.

By signing up for the costume contest, I assume all responsibility for any injury that I or my child may sustain as a result of participation, and I will not hold the Chillicothe Halloween Festival, Inc or any sponsors accountable for injuries.  I understand that any photo from the contest may be used by Chillicothe Halloween Festival, Inc. for public relations on their website, social media, and printed publications.



Winners of each category/division will receive a Trophy



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